[clug] cfengine2 (debian) and max_file_size for editing

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Oct 17 15:14:10 MDT 2010

Daniel Pittman wrote on 17/10/10 7:54 PM:

> ...though generally speaking you are better installing a file that has the
> right content than trying to edit existing files.  The later has a much higher
> risk of leading to unintended consequences.

I've done that in other instances, but this is editing the default from
the package.
Using it as a base, I don't have to regenerate the local version if bits
are added or deleted.
But not if they adopt non-sensible defaults :-(

> I generally recommend puppet, these days, in the role that cfengine2 used to
> play.  It is a generally better implementation of the same concepts, with less
> rough or unuseful edges for most commercial sites.

The boon of FOSS - much choice.

> (OTOH, I now work for Puppet Labs, so I might be biased. :)

Noooooooo..... :-)

> 	Daniel

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